Friday, May 1, 1863
After spending most of their week reinforcing earthworks and rifle pits the Thirteenth New Hampshire formed a new camp along the Nansemond River. Upon forming camp the Thirteenth received badly-needed shelter tents and are ordered to send excess personal baggage home or to Fortress Monroe.1
1S. Millett Thompson, Thirteenth Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 : A Diary Covering Three Years and a Day (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888), 135-38.